MEDIA RELEASE: FFAW Releases Results of Federal Election Questionnaire on the Fishery

Oct 17, 2019

“Any party that is vying for your vote this election must understand the importance of the inshore fishery to our rural communities and to our province.”

Fish Harvesters Speak Out on Processing Company Cartel

Sep 17, 2019

Fish harvesters gathered in St. John’s today to speak out against the cartel-like behaviour of the province’s fish processing companies.

Meeting to Review Approach Snow Crab Framework

Sep 16, 2019

Fourteen Snow Crab Committee Chairs met at FFAW last Friday to review progress on the development of an alternative management approach and decision-making framework for NL snow crab.

Aquaculture Expansion in Placentia Bay Raises Alarm for Fish Harvesters

Sep 11, 2019

The area has already experienced significant industrial development in recent years that has encroached on the inshore fishery and heightened safety and environmental risks.

Standing Fish Price Setting Panel Sets New Squid Price

Sep 10, 2019

The Panel selected $0.75 per pound for all squid 150 grams or greater.

DFO Comments on Squid Contradicts Approach to Mackerel Fishery

Sep 10, 2019

There is no doubt that squid is arriving in record abundance this season, but it is frustrating for us to hear acknowledgement of harvesters’ observations of squid while the Department refuses to acknowledge and further investigate observed abundance of mackerel.

FFAW Responds to FISH-NL Card Drive

Sep 9, 2019

“Fish harvesters in my region know that FISH-NL is driven by a small group who want it all for themselves,” said Nancy Bowers, fish harvester from Beachside. “The group is made up of a few individuals who failed to win elections for FFAW leadership positions and think they will be better off going it alone. They are wrong.”

FFAW Calls on Minister to Reconsider Mackerel Closure

Sep 6, 2019

“The Department is once again ignoring fish harvesters and discounting the signs that Atlantic mackerel is far more abundant than government assessments make it out to be,” says Keith Sullivan, FFAW-Unifor President.

Fish Harvesters Call for Immediate Halt to New Oil and Gas Developments on Crab Fishing Grounds

Sep 5, 2019

Fish Harvesters Call for Immediate Halt to New Oil and Gas Developments on Crab Fishing Grounds September 5, 2019 ST.

FFAW Leadership and Fish Harvesters Discuss Mackerel with Federal Minister

Aug 31, 2019

Yesterday, FFAW leadership, including fish harvesters Trevor Jones, Robbie Green and Allan Sheppard, held a very productive meeting with federal fisheries minister Jonathan Wilkinson to discuss serious concerns with the science and management of the Atlantic mackerel fishery.

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